J.K. Rowling has revealed that the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be staged in two parts.
The new stage play by Jack Thorne is based on a new and original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, and will premiere in London's West End in summer 2016 at the Palace Theatre.
Rowling revealed the news in a tweet, saying: "Due to the epic nature of the story we've been working on, Harry Potter & the #CursedChild will be in two parts!"
Official Harry Potter site Pottermore followed up with Rowling's announcement by releasing a few key details, and sharing their excitement about the project. "The new stage play by Jack Thorne is based on a new and original story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany..."
In an interview on the Pottermore website, Tiffany observed that the play “shares a scale and ambition with all the Harry Potter stories”. Tiffany, whose past hits include Black Watch and Once, said: “I’ve never worked on anything quite like this before.” He continued: “Usually in theatre you’re adapting existing material or creating an entirely new play. With the Cursed Child we have been given the unique opportunity to explore some of the most cherished books and beloved characters ever written, yet work with JK Rowling to tell a story from that world that no one yet knows – it’s exhilarating.”